IBC Root Beer

October 15, 1996
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 6:13 pm
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle, 7oz glass bottle, 32oz glass bottle, 23oz can
Available: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, online, everywhere

Obtained in: all over
Head: Medium Sweetener: high fructose corn syrup, sugar
Caffeine: No
Website: http://www.ibcrootbeer.com/

the fact that this comes in 32 oz bottles gives it major points with me. it is pure style to be tootin a brown bagged IBC. the 7 oz bottle is freaky but oh well. anyhow, there is that special zing to IBC that you just don’t get from other root beers for some reason. sometimes i love it, sometimes i don’t at all. a bit watery really, but there are some fond memories with IBC. making it better in my mind i think. their black cherry is also hella good!
Ingredients:carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup and/or sugar, caramel color, sodium benzoate (preservative), artificial and natural flavors, food starch-modified, citric acid


Anthony’s Rating: 74
User’s Rating: 79
# of ratings:1326

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9 Comments for this post

 
kindlerob Says:

IBC is a Luxury Root Beer here in England! And with the Price tag of £2.50 per Bottle.. You can see why! AND, it's a smaller bottle! 354ML to be precise.

There's something about bottled drinks that I can't quite put my finger on! They taste more freshing, come out colder from the Fridge & because everything a so damn expensive in England, there are very few Glass bottled drinks now. In Fact, Coca-Cola is pretty much the only one. So, drinking out of a Nice, Glass bottle with condensation running down it is a WOW factor over here! Sodas in England Suck to be honest. We have Iron-Brew, Iced Tea & Dandelion & Burdock. YUK. The quality, sizes, variety are all dismal. So when I got my 1st IBC Root Beer from American Soda© I was shaking with excitement! Simply because we don't have the 'Screw-Cap' bottle cap either! So, to twist it off for the first time in my life at the age of 27 was a 'Wow' moment alone! And that's before I even tasted it!

So, the smell is incredible. Unlike any other Root beer I've tried; it has an aroma, a bouquet. Almost like a wine. And it is a pleasent experience to indulge your nostrels into this wonderful rising smell!
The taste is extrordinarily sophisticated. It's Deep, Subtle, Tangy & spicey. It's very refreshing to say the least, but this sacrifices some of the potency alas. I wouldn't have it with Ice. It's carbonated near the extreme, & although the head is somewhat absent inside the bottle, to shake it in a circular fashion causes tight, rich & light Brown bubbles to rise & emerge from the bottle kneck opening!
The bottle is tinted with Dark Brown & the name is imprinted in risen letters. I doubt I will be able to claim my 12cents back from the recycling factory though!
IBC is my 2nd favourite only for the obvious reasons of Price, & that A&W is alot more stonger in flavour.

IBC is made by the same people who make Mug Root Beer, so it's no surprise that there is a simularity in taste.
IBC – Incredible Best Cold! If it were availible in England for a reasonabler price, my cellar would be stocked all year round with the stuff!
If you haven't tried it, You need to. Because it's so good that you will wonder why it isn't for sale worldwide.

 
marcphoto1 Says:

Regular or diet I like this root beer.

 
marc Says:

After thought. After trying their black cherry all I have to say is WOW. Really good stuff.

 
Ryan Says:

I dont see why this root beer gets such good reviews! It is the worst root beer ive EVER had!!! It is absolutely disgusting!!!

 
is Says:

It's a pretty darn good root beer. Why is the sweetener listed as HFCS, sugar? I thought IBC only used HFCS? Recently I contacted IBC and asked them if they could start using cane sugar. They responded saying that my comment will be taken into consideration, but that they have no plans on changing their sweetener. The reason that they use HFCS alone is why I don't buy IBC often. If they did use cane sugar then I would probably buy it two or three times as much as I currently do.

 
Rick b Says:

I gave this a 75, It's a decent root beer.

 
Paul Tilley Says:

My favorite root beer of all time. The first one I tried, and the one I have the greated memories of. If you haven't yet, I strongly recommend you try this.

 
Jeff Says:

There is nothing like pulling an ibc out of a barrel filled with ice cold water on a hot summer day (it seems like the same barrel always had Orange Crush and Coca Cola in it). It hits the spot.

 
O Says:

It's a 67 or 68. More on the generic side. When I pay for a glass bottle of root beer, I expect something surprising and worthwhile. This, like Stewart's, is just a mediocre, needlessly-expensive root beer in a glass bottle to con the rubes. It's not awful, but it's not worth the price of admission, either.

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